Qualified Remodeler Magazine

OCT 2014

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, circle the number on the reader service card or visit ForResidentialPros.com and search for the product's 8-digit number. WHAT'S ONLINE 12 October 2014 QR ForResidentialPros.com TOP news Home price appreciation slows in 18 of 20 largest U.S. housing markets: RealtyTrac has released its August 2014 U.S Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows that U.S. residential properties sold at an estimated annual pace that is down 1/2 percent from the previous month and down 16 percent from a year ago — the fourth consecutive month where annualized sales volume has decreased on a year-over-year basis. READ MORE: ForResidentialPros.com/11700480 ONLINE exclusives These online articles have received attention lately. To read more, go to ForResidentialPros.com and search for the corresponding eight-digit code. | The changing nature of sales President and COO of HomeSphere Glenn Renner writes this month about the evolving sales landscape. Stagnant job growth, a steadily (slowly) growing economy and the struggles of debt-burdened millennials are contributing to the need to examine the trends and retool the approach. Read Renner's thoughts exclusively at ForResidentialPros.com/11686579 . | Expanded Master Design Awards photography Get the full picture! Read more about the winners selected in this year's Master Design Awards, and see more photos of the projects that caught the judges' attention at ForResidentialPros.com/11691198 . | Installations with invisible wires; Top 5 drivers of customer satifaction Contributors and editors comment on and provide tips for the industry. • Hiding the nuts and bolts: Rob Dzedzy of Media Rooms Inc. writes this month about blending technology seamlessly into the background by answering the question, "What level of integration is the client seeking to achieve?" From the basic hiding of electronic wires to sophisticated tablet-controlled systems, Dzedzy writes that the opportunities are plentiful. Read more at ForResidentialPros. com/11681356 . • Creating raving fans: Creating clients who rave about their remodeling experience is a high priority for remodelers according to GuildQuality Marketing Manager Erica England's blog "Top 5 drivers of customer satisfaction." Communication, scheduling and problem resolution rate among the most important factors to remodeling clients. Read more at ForResidentialPros.com/11685449 . eNewsletters Our eNewsletter community is growing. Join up for newsletters geared to your interest in products, news or design. To sign up, visit ForResidenitalPros.com/ reg/newsletter/display . MOST POPULAR products These products had the most views in recent weeks. To learn more, go to ForResidentialPros.com and search for its eight-digit code. #1 The BLUESTAR Electric Wall Oven features a built-in, temperature- controlled artisan baking stone; professional- grade heating ele- ments; 12 individual cooking modes; a convection cooking system; and an integrated temperature probe. The oven's eco-friendly Continu Clean technology permits oven cleaning without chemicals or extreme tempera- tures. The oven is available in a choice of more than 750 colors and finishes. Circle 01 or search for 11683693 #2 WETSTYLE 's Glacier ZERO-threshold shower provides accessibility via a nonslip surface, while maintain- ing a high design aesthetic and functionality. The ADA- compliant shower is made from WETMAR BiO and features a concealed drain channel completely integrated into the floor base. The shower receptacle is available in true high gloss and matte finishes. Circle 02 or search for 11610623 #3 Emser Tile 's Lucente glass wall and mosaic tile is offered in a range of shapes and colors to add a distinctive look to the bath or kitchen backsplash. Field tiles and mosaics are avail- able in 18 corresponding colors. Mosaics and linear mosaics are available in blends and stone/glass combinations, with linear mosaics also available in gloss/matte fin- ish combinations. Mosaic pattern blends and circle blends complete the collec- tion. Circle 03 or search for 11685460 Register and log in to ForResidentialPros.com to enhance your online experience

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